Quality statement 7: Other imaging

Quality statement

Women with an indeterminate adnexal mass on ultrasound are offered magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for further characterisation.

Quality measure

Structure: Evidence of local arrangements to ensure women with an indeterminate adnexal mass on ultrasound have MRI for further characterisation.

Process: Proportion of women with an indeterminate adnexal mass on ultrasound who have MRI for further characterisation.

Numerator – the number of women in the denominator who have MRI for further characterisation.

Denominator – the number of women with an indeterminate adnexal mass on ultrasound.

What the quality statement means for each audience

Service providers ensure systems are in place for women with an indeterminate adnexal mass on ultrasound to have MRI for further characterisation.

Healthcare professionals ensure women with an indeterminate adnexal mass on ultrasound are offered MRI for further characterisation.

Commissioners ensure they commission services in which women with an indeterminate adnexal mass on ultrasound have MRI for further characterisation.

Women with a mass, growth or lump next to their womb, which usually arises from the ovary or fallopian tube, (called an adnexal mass), found by ultrasound, are offered an MRI scan to help find out if it is cancerous or non-cancerous.

Source guidance

The Royal College of Radiologists. iRefer: Making the best use of clinical radiology: referral guidelines recommendations CA42 diagnosis (MRI) and CA43 staging (MRI).

Data source

Structure: Local data collection.

Process: National Cancer Outcomes and Services Dataset (in development), available from the National Cancer Intelligence Network.